Iconic fashion designer and industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff, will be at Tony Walker on Friday, November 1st from 2:30pm to 4:00pm for an intimate personal appearance. For the afternoon only, guests will have the opportunity to shop the complete Fall 2013 Collection with Rebecca by their side and view a sneak peek at her new Holiday Collection. All purchases can be signed by Rebecca herself and Tony Walker will provide custom monogramming on all Rebecca Minkoff merchandise.
On behalf of Tony Walker, Rebecca Minkoff will join the WNY Women’s Foundation Fall in Fashion Event as Honorary Guest prior to her personal appearance in the Walker Center. Tony Walker will curate a Rebecca Minkoff Fashion Show and Rebecca will be featured as an exemplary woman of global note. The purpose of the WNY’s Women Foundation is to create, support, and sustain a community in which all women and girls have the opportunity to thrive.
Rebecca Minkoff has been awarded both the 2013 AAFA Designer of the Year and the EY Entrepreneur of the Year. After developing an affinity for design while in the costume department in high school, Rebecca Minkoff moved to New York City at only 18 years old to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. In 2001, Rebecca designed a version of the “I Love New York” T-Shirt as part of a five-piece capsule collection, which appeared on The Tonight Show and became an overnight sensation.
In 2005, Rebecca designed her first handbag, which she soon dubbed the “Morning After Bag,” a.k.a. the “M.A.B.” This iconic bag ignited Rebecca’s career and inspired her “Downtown Romantic” themed designs in the years to come. Rebecca’s success was further enhanced by the support of her brother and the company’s CEO and co-founder, Uri Minkoff, who helped usher in and pioneer the company’s industry-leading social media efforts.
Today, Rebecca Minkoff has developed into a global lifestyle brand with a wide range of accessories, footwear, apparel, handbags and jewelry as well as men’s leather goods under the label Ben Minkoff. The brand is distributed in over 900 stores worldwide. Rebecca is an active member of the CFDA and supports multiple philanthropies. Rebecca is married to actor and director Gavin Bellour and they reside in New York City with their son, Luca.
Rebecca’s afternoon in the Walker Center will be accompanied by a Lipstick Bar by Laura Mercier, Nail Polish Bar by Essie, Pony Tail Bar by T3, Specialty Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvre’s by Giancarlo’s, Beauty Dessert by The Beauty Bar and music by live DJ.
RSVP today at www.tonywalker.com